California Bans Handguns!?!

After reading the following article, I’m sitting here scratching my head trying to figure out under what set of circumstances would a private citizen in California be able to carry a handgun without having to apply for a conceal-carry license or just outright breaking the law.   I can’t think of any.   Can you?

Considering that California is a “May Issue” state wherein it is up to the discretion of the County Sheriff or local Police Chief to issue or, more often than not, deny CCW permits, carrying a handgun is a rarity among Californians.  Now, you can’t even carry an unloaded handgun in California without breaking the law!  In effect, California has just banned law abiding citizens from carrying handguns!

H/T – PB-in-AL

Second Amendment Takes Double Shot in California
Kevin Glass – Townhall.com

A double-whammy came down today against gun rights advocates in California. First, the California Assembly voted to prohibit the open carry of unloaded handguns. Current law had allowed unloaded weapons to be carried openly in public.

“You are disarming our citizens” while doing little to disarm criminals, said Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber.”It is not just the right to keep, it is the right to bear arms,” said Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks.

California Democrats had seized upon the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the bill’s introduction. Unable to pass a bill last year that accomplished the same goal, they brought a similar measure to the Assembly days after the Giffords tragedy in Arizona.

The second blow came (where else?) in a U.S. district coutroom, where a judge claimed that “there is no constitutional right to carry a handgun in public” – something that came as a surprise to Second Amendment lawyer Alan Gura, who litigated the case on the side of gun rights advocates.

Judge Morrison England, a Bush appointee, handed down the decision. The real irony, though? Judge England argued that, because California law allowed the open carry of unloaded weapons meant that gun rights advocates’ concern for individual safety could be superceded. I wonder what he would have said if he knew, on this very day, that Democrats in the Assembly would be eliminating his rationale to overrule Californians’ Second Amendment rights?

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13 Comments on “California Bans Handguns!?!”

  1. tgusa Says:

    Judge Morrison England. Born, 1954, St Louis Missouri.

    As with many people who reside in the state today, Foreigner.

  2. Bob Says:

    I thank God every day that I’m not still stuck in that oppressive shithole.

    • tgusa Says:

      Be thankful and vigilant, if you see something say something, to your friends and neighbors. It gets harder and harder every day to try and find a non oppressive shithole to move to. Is there land available at the North Pole?

    • tgusa Says:

      DC recently gave Mexico money to fight a 400 acre fire while Texas was denied assistance for a 2 million acre fire. Remember that Texas took in many New Orleans refugees, this is the thanks you get. They burn down your house.

  3. Big Frank Says:

    One nut case goes off and kills and maims a few a horrific crime no doubt, however many will suffer as victims of crimes committed by criminals who scoff at the rule of law in our society. I reside in the socialist, liberal state of NJ where the thugs and the gang bangers have the best weaponry, and even retired prosecutors who put these dirtbags away cannot get a permit to carry. IMHO these commie judges are hard at work dismantling the Bill OF Rights, one amendment at a time.

  4. islams not for me Says:

    First the handguns…
    Then the Rifles…
    Then the US Mil rifles…
    Then the Eastern bloc rifles…
    Than the spit balls…
    Than the rocks…

    Cali SUCKS!

    And by the way this type of sh** still wont keep the gangbangers and other crooks from getting guns and shooting at the Police and Civilians…

    • tgusa Says:

      It kind of tells us what they think of law abiding citizens doesn’t it. IMO, anyone who would carry an unloaded gun in full view is a bloody idiot anyway. Law abiding citizens without guns or with unloaded guns, same difference when the thug comes to give these political targets the Giffords treatment. There’s no stopping them now because when seconds count the police are always a minute away.

      Don’t forget, there are two types of people, those with loaded guns and then those who dig.

  5. Leatheneck Says:

    The Crips, Bloods, and MS13 will not give a d**, as they are already at war with these United States.

    Only criminals will have weapons. This is an asualt on the Bill of Rights. Treason.

  6. CavMom Says:

    So very sad that family and friends who remain in Cali are to be considered criminals. But, I would rather help with their legal fees than attend their funerals.

  7. tgusa Says:

    I have to admit I am torn on this one. Ordinarily I am pro Bill of Rights but the Ca democrats are a collection of special interest groups, leftist black Africans, leftist latinos, leftist women and leftist its. I didn’t even mention the leftist white male, who is chip off the old Jarod Loughler block.

    Look, democrats know their base and so I am inclined to agree, these people should not be allowed to have guns, nor any weapons for that matter,. They just aren’t like the rest of us, they don’t have near the responsibility or personal accountability that is needed to own weapons. They tell us this through their actions over and over again. But our knee jerk reaction, our bitter clinging to the rights of all Americans gets in our way. There are two Americas and their America should not be allowed to have weapons, not even a fingernail file.

    When will these people accept their station in America? How dare they try to say that we are all the same! When will they finally come to grips with the fact that they are not like the rest of us and never will be?

    • Gonzo Says:

      Ahhh, but you see, you do not take in to account the liberal mantra that “We need to celebrate diversity”, and that everyone “should feel and be treated exactly the same”.

      Yes, I know that is an oxymoron, that is my point. It is the mentality of the do-gooder liberal for whom ideology is self defining without regard to realistic premises such as common sense and the laws of nature and physics.

      The most dangerous part of this equation is that they sincerely believe that their way is the only way, that they are right and everyone else is wrong, that any arguments in conflict with their ideology is spawned from ignorance, and, most dangerously, that they must impose their ideology on everyone else, “for their own good”.

      Such ideology, as with Sharia creep, must not be allowed a single foot hold, or, like cancer, it will continue to spread.

      Ideology, like religious devotees, is blind to contradiction and reality.

      • tgusa Says:

        “We need to celebrate diversity”, and that everyone “should feel and be treated exactly the same”.

        Yes but that is where they are wrong, for instance, I can safely eat at McDonald’s. I can order the toy and watch Ronald fool around without liberal intervention, liberals, on the other hand, can’t. Liberals also should be kept away from fishing tackle, they have a tendency to eat those little lead sinkers.


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